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Poster: beep* Date: Mar 31, 2012 7:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: FLAC to MP3

I use Audacity. It's free, open-source, and works on windows, mac, or linux. I use it almost daily. It also has multiple other uses such as recording and editing. Highly recommended.

http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Mar 31, 2012 7:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: FLAC to MP3

audacity is a fine tool for working on an individual wav file (edit/split/join/fade/dither, etc), but for batch-processing/conversions to .mp3 (which i suspect is what wisconsindead is in the market for) it's rather a poor choice and far too time-consuming; good call otherwise

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Poster: beep* Date: Apr 1, 2012 4:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: FLAC to MP3

No, you can do batch conversions. You just import all the files at once and "chain" export them to mp3s. It's pretty fast. I guess I'm just used to it.

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Apr 1, 2012 7:06am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: FLAC to MP3

ahh, i see what you are referring to, had never used that feature b4, altho i can see it's use when i'm dithering from 24/96 to 16/44; how did you set options to keep the exact name (and metainfo) of the file being exported? in my test runs, the track name was changed, both literally and the metadata, while the rest of the metadata was unchanged; seemed a bit more involved timewise, but otherwise great tip

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Poster: beep* Date: Apr 1, 2012 10:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: FLAC to MP3

Very cool to see a fellow audacity user here.
Now I'm not the most articulate critter in trying to describe something so hopefully these will help:

http://manual.audacityteam.org/help/manual/man/export_multiple.html

http://manual.audacityteam.org/help/manual/man/metadata_editor.html